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Structure and Function in Criminal Law : Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice - Paul H. Robinson

Structure and Function in Criminal Law

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780198258865
Number Of Pages: 286

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Professor Robinson provides a new critique of the often neglected problem of classification within the criminal law. He presents a discussion of the present conceptual framework of the law, and offers explanations of how and why formal structures do not match the operation of law in practice. In this scholarly exposition of applied criminal theory, Robinson argues that the current operational structure of the criminal law fails to take account of its different functions. He goes on to suggest new sample codes of criminal conduct and criminal adjudication which mark a real departure from the pragmatic approach which presently dominates code-making. This rounded exploration of the structure of systems of criminal law is an important work for law teachers and policy makers world-wide.

... stimulating book .../ This is an important book, and reading it is thoroughly to be recommended./ ... the questions he asks are powerful and challenging./ A. P. Simester, The Cambridge Law Journal, 1998.

Part I: Introduction 1: Structure and Function in Criminal Law 2: The Formal Structure of Current Criminal Law Part II: Operational Structure 3: The Definition of Offenses 4: Principles of Imputation 5: General Defenses Part III: Functional Structure 6: A Functional Analysis of Criminal Law 7: The Rules of Conduct 8: The Doctrines of Liability 9: The Doctrines of Grading Appendices A Code of Criminal Conduct A Code of Criminal Adjudication

ISBN: 9780198258865
ISBN-10: 0198258860
Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.6